Musical conversations in dementia care – 26 September 2018

The Burton Street Foundation, Sheffield S6 2HH

Musical Interaction is socially inclusive approach to developing rapport and relationship. Grounded in the theory and practice of Intensive Interaction, participatory arts, person centred dementia care and research into rapport. Musical conversations are an enjoyable and effective way to meet the social needs of elders and people living with dementia in residential care settings.

Collaborative approaches to music and wellbeing research, Leeds – 9-10 November 2018

This two-day conference aims to explore the diverse ways in which researchers and practitioners work together to enhance our understanding and practice around music in health and therapeutic contexts.

£80 student rate

£115 SEMPRE members

£150 standard rate

Singing for Health Conference – 7 June 2018

The National Centre for Early Music in York is hosting a day-long event of performances and participation, demonstrations and discussions, and will explore new insights provided by contemporary research into the health and wellbeing benefits of singing.

Speakers include Prof. Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, will provide an overview of current scientific understanding of the health benefits of singing.

Tickets cost £7

An Introduction to Dance for Parkinson’s – 14 & 15 April 2018

Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK and People Dancing, in partnership with Yorkshire Dance are offering a weekend training course in structuring dance activity for people living with Parkinson’s.

National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing training – from 26 May 2017

Two-day, free training workshops on "Museums as spaces for wellbeing", in six regions across England, designed for museum staff or volunteers who are interested in developing and delivering health and wellbeing work in their organisations.

Love Arts Leeds - from 5 October 2016

The sixth annual Leeds arts and mental health festival will take place next month.

Working under the theme “I AM’, the festival will explore identity in a fun and creative way. Love Arts Festival aims to get people thinking and talking about mental health and to reduce the related stigma so many people experience.


Art and Design Development Manager, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – deadline 2 August 2016

An opportunity to lead the Art & Design Team. The post holder will be responsible for planning and implementing the wide range of art and environment initiatives and activities.

The aim of the Arts Team is to facilitate the organisation in encompassing art and design within the core business in order to enhance the experience of those individuals who work, visit and stay within the hospitals of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dance, Music and Dementia Masterclass - 17 June 2016

This experiential masterclass in Sheffield will show how music, movement and dance can help participants develop a person-centred improvisatory approach to supporting people living with dementia.

The masterclass will refer to the underpinning theory of the late Professor Tom Kitwood as well as the principles of dance, movement therapy, musical interaction and the person centred arts work of Understanding Arts CIC.

Lead Artist, Mental Health Project, Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – deadline 9 April 2016

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind wishes to appoint a Lead Artist to develop a programme of artistic responses to severe mental health issues.

A book of poetry by Trevor Hughes describes his son Peter’s tragic story as he develops a severe mental illness and eventually takes his own life by jumping off the Humber Bridge. Mind are looking for creative ideas for how to turn this initial idea into reality. Paintwork, projection, spoken words, music, photography, fine book illustration, events, readings across the city might all form part of this.

Love Arts Fest, Leeds – 7-21 October

A celebration of creativity and mental wellbeing: the Arts and Minds Network – part of the Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust – present the fifth Love Arts Festival, with performances, workshops and an arts trail.

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